2012 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Coming up from October 12 – 21, 2012 is the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia. What better time to have a festival in the mountains of north Georgia than the fall. Enjoying the beautiful display of fall colors and the crisp mountain air is just the beginning of a good time. The festival will be 10 days of great arts and crafts, a flower show, music shows, the annual fiddler’s convention, helicopter rides, and Fearless Flores Thrill Shows. Below is the schedule of events.

Daily Crafts and Exhibits will be open from 10 AM to 8 PM every day but Sundays. Sunday hours are 10 AM to 6 PM. The Fearless Flores Thrill show can be seen 2 times each weekday and 3 times on the weekends. Helicopter rides will be given by Blue Ridge Helicopters on October 17, 18, and 19.

Music Shows

October 12
2 PM – Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band
3 PM & 6:30 PM – Aaron Tippin
8 PM – Country Music Show (open to anyone who would like to perform)

October 13
2 PM – Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band
3 PM & 7 PM – Bellamy Brothers
8 PM – Jim Wood and the Georgia Mountain Fair Staff Band with a variety of single acts chosen from the Friday night show.

October 14
11 AM – Interfaith Worship Service – Crystal River
2 PM – Gospel Show – The Isaacs, Crystal River, and Nelons

October 15
2 PM & 7 PM – The Grascals, Wyatt Espalin and Trees Leave

October 16
2 PM & 7 PM – John Conlee, Brantley

October 17
2 PM & 7 PM – Connie Smith, Steven Phillips and Midnight Express

October 18
2 PM & 7 PM – Ronnie McDowell, Mike Fuller

October 19
2 PM – special guest Quebe Sisters Band
5:30 PM – Quebe Sisters Band
7 PM - Fiddlers Convention – Featuring New EMCEE, Barry Palmer with Beginning Fiddler, Harmonica, Buck Dancing, Dulcimer, Dobro and Old Time Banjo. Winners in each category will be designated official Georgia State Champions.

October 20
10:30 AM – Fiddlers Convention – Competition includes Senior Fiddler, Junior Fiddler, Bluegrass Band, Finger Style Guitar, Flat Pick Guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin.
7 PM – Finalists Competition – Featuring New EMCEE, Barry Palmer

October 21
11 AM – Interfaith Worship Service – Palmetto State Quartet
2 PM – The Florida Boys, Palmetto State Quartet, The Talleys

Tickets are: Gates: $5.00 (Music Shows Not Included)   Children Under 10 Free Gate Admission.
Music Shows October 12th, 13th & 16th: $10.00, Music Shows October 14th, 15th, 17th – 21st: $5.00
Parking: $2.00 with a free trolley ride from the parking lot to the gate

For more information, call  706-896-4191.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, GA

Young Harris Art Fest 2012

The Young Harris Art Fest will take place at Mayors Park in Young Harris, Georgia on August 25th and 26th, 2012. The festival will be open Saturday 10 AM  to 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Over 70 juried arts and crafts vendors will be displaying their hand made work.  Some of the work includes pottery, fused glass, fine art, wood turning, fabric art, jewelry, wood working, photography, soaps and candles. This is a great outdoor show with free parking and free admission so come out and enjoy this fine weekend in the North Georgia mountains. For more information, call 706-897-6179.

Mayors Park
6321 US Highway 76 West
Young Harris, GA

Moonshine Cruiz-In

The Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In begins on August 9, 2012 at 9 AM with a 60 mile Mountain Cruise through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia starting at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, Georgia to Anna Ruby Falls, continuing on to Hiawassee’s new wine vineyard, then ending back into downtown Hiawassee for a late lunch. Visiting Anna Ruby Falls will cost $3 unless you have a senior pass, then it is free!

The Cruiz In will continue through August 11 in downtown Hiawasse, the Ridges Resort and at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds with plenty of live music along with cars, cars, and more cars! There will be a huge parade with a street dance in downtown Hiawassee on Friday night starting at 7 PM. You will be able to see a ’68 Impala that was featured on the TV show “Muscle Car” as well as  Larry Price’s “The Black Phantom”, the only person ever to outrun the legendary lawman Buford Pusser of Walking Tall fame. Meet special guests, legendary drag racing driver Bobby Umsted and drag racer and organizer for Cars for Kids Southern Style Larry Price, as well as Dennis Gage and Linda Vaughn. There will be folk art exhibits, mountain crafts, a pioneer village, a real moonshine still and much more. For more information, call 662-587-9572. It is sure to be a great weekend!

The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare

ShakespeareThe Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center in Blairsville, Georgia along with the Brasstown Repertory Theater Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” on August 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11, 2012. This play will hilariously cover ALL of Shakespeare’s plays in just 90 minutes. The way they will be presented will leave you busting a gut in laughter. This is recommended for mature audiences.

Showtimes will be at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for members of the Byron Herbert Reece Society. Take advantage of your time by arriving early to tour the beautiful grounds of the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center. The farm admission will be discounted $1.00 from 5 PM to 6 PM each evening of the play. For more information, call 706-745-2034.

Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center
8552 Gainesville Hwy.
Blairsville, GA 

2012 Georgia Mountain Fair

It’s that time again for the Georgia Mountain Fair at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia. The fair will be in town from July 20 – 29, 2012. See the many artisans diplaying their arts and crafts. The crafters are selected by a special committee with many years of festival experience and patrons should expect lots of one of a kind handmade works of art. The crafts and exhibits will be open daily Monday – Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM, Friday 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM.

Carnival rides will be open daily, Monday through Friday opening at 4 PM, Saturday opening at 12 Noon, and Sunday opening at 1 PM.

Gates: $5.00 (Music Shows Not Included)  *Children Under 10 Free Gate Admission *  Music Shows: $10.00 (Must Pay Gate Fees)  Parking: $2.00

Fair Schedule

Friday, July 20
Music Show – 2 PM and 8 PM
Lee Greenwood
Tommy Townsend and Waymore’s Outlaws (Former members of Waylon Jennings Band)

Saturday, July 21
Georgia Mountain Fair Parade – 11 AM

Music Show – 2 PM and 8 PM
Marty Stuart
Leipers Fork

Sunday, July 22
Interfaith Worship Service – 11 AM

Gospel Music Show – 2 PM
The McKamey’s
The Primitives
The Servers

Monday, July 23
Music Show – 1 PM and 7 PM
Janie Fricke with special guest The Roys

Miss Georgia Mountain Fair – 8 PM

Tuesday, July 24
Photo Exhibit – 10 AM

Music Show – 2 PM and 8 PM
Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius

Cooking Contest Ingles Supermarket & Gluten-Free Baking Contest
Georgia Mountain Fair Youth Baking Contest
Bring Dishes between 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Judging begins at 4:30 PM
Winners will be announced at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, July 25
Music Show – 2 PM and 8 PM
Mike Snider
The Barker Brothers

Thursday, July 26
Bluegrass Day – 2 PM and 8 PM
Don Rigsby & Midnight Call
Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley & Farm County
The Cleverlys

Cooking Contest
Savory Family Favorites
Bring Dishes between 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Judging begins at 4:30 PM
Winners will be announced at 6:00 PM

Friday, July 27
Music Show – 2 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Music Show – 3 PM and 6:30 PM
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

Single Acts – 8 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Saturday, July 28
Music Show – 2 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Music Show – 3 PM and 7 PM
Crystal Gayle

Music Show – 8 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Jim’s Jam – 10 PM
After Hours Dance to Southern Rock, 50′s, Beach, Blues

Sunday, July 29
Music Show – 11 AM
Lefevere Quartet

Music Show – 2 PM
Lefevere Quartet
Chuck Wagon Gang
Crist Family

For more information call 706-896-4191.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, GA

Vince Gill in Concert

The legendary, award winning country artist, Vince Gill, is coming to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia on June 23, 2012 at 7 PM.

Vince Gill began his musical career playing bluegrass music. He joined the country-rock band, Pure Prairie League in 1979 and recorded 3 albums with them. In 1983 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dream as a country music artist. His talent led him to the top where he continues to soar with many albums and even more awards. He is a member of The Grand Old Opry, has sold over 26 million albums, has earned 18 CMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year, 20 Grammy awards, has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and his career is far from over!

Tickets are $45. Call 706-896-4191 for information or order your tickets online at www.georgiamountaingairgrounds.com.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, Georgia

2nd Annual FFA Rodeo

Cowgirl at the RodeoThe Towns County FFA is hosting the 2nd annual FFA Rodeo in Young Harris, Georgia on June 15 and 16, 2012. The entertainment starts at 7 PM with the music of Hiawassee’s own Steven Phillips and Midnight Express and a special appearance will be made by “Elvis” better known as Roy Perren, the Towns County High School Principal. The rodeo starts at 8 PM with bulls, barrels, broncs, and more! There will be food vendors, t-shirts, and a silent auction, lots of fun for the whole family.

The venue for this sporting event is The Stables at Brasstown Valley Resort, on Highway 76 near Young Harris College, across from the new Blue Ridge Mountains EMC. The rodeo is being produced by the Hedricks Rodeo Company. Tickets are $10 for adults, under 5 is free. For more information, call 706-379-4606.

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